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Off leash area tick of approval

Off leash area tick of approval

A proposed dog off leash area at the Bairnsdale Bosworth Road former landfill site was given the tick of approval by East Gippsland Shire Council at its monthly ordinary meeting on October 2.The Bairnsdale Bosworth Road former landfill site was identified as a potential site in the 2014 waste facilities and disposal strategy, which was approved by council at its December 16, 2014, meeting.The...
Wish granted for an energetic James

Wish granted for an energetic James

Nothing holds 11-year-old James Lewendon back. He’s a happy, extremely active young lad. But major burns from a rogue campfire ember on the family farm in Buchan when he was just two-years-old has meant a great deal of pain and frustration over the years. Enter Make-A-Wish East Gippslanders who granted him and his family an amazing adventure.James and his family returned last month from an...
Local athletes take on desert challenge

Local athletes take on desert challenge

John Morton, Stuart Derham and Frank Strini, set off on the challenge of a lifetime on September 25 - the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, now in its 32nd year, challenges riders both mentally and physically and drives them to push well beyond the normal barriers of endurance sports, with its constant corrugations, pounding heat and endless dunes. Ridders...
Great variety for Seniors Festival

Great variety for Seniors Festival

This year’s East Gippsland Shire Council’s Seniors Festival has something to suit all interests, with events running throughout October.A festival program includes events from across the region with most events being free or run at a minimal cost to keep them accessible.This year includes come and try sessions, information sessions, exhibitions, classes, reminiscing afternoon teas, a film...
Train car collision

Train car collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a train and car in Bairnsdale last Friday night. The incident occurred at a Ligar Street crossing at around 6.30pm.The two occupants in the car, both from Bairnsdale, were trapped for some time before being cut free by emergency services.Both the 19-year-old female driver and the 17-year-old male passenger were airlifted to...
Passion, vitality and inspiration

Passion, vitality and inspiration

Before his retirement last month, Nick Murray had spent 16 per cent of his colourful life as chief executive officer of Gippsland Ports, according to current Gippsland Ports chair, Geoff Hocking.Geoff was speaking at the Paynesville Wine Bar last week to a large gathering of family, friends, business and public service organisation representatives who were all there to recognise and congratulate...

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